eastern side of the county, close to the Napa border. But today, I chose to go west into what the locals call the Pinot Trail. And I have to say it was well worth it. The trunk of my rental car is full of as much Pinot Noir as I think I can safely carry in N5296Z.
This was absolutely, without a doubt, one of the highlights of the trip thus far. I have been here to Sonoma County more times than I can count, but this time around ranks as one of the best visits ever. Great weather, great wine, and great people to meet. What could be better?
The trip here yesterday from the Bakersfield area was a gorgeous flight. Once in the Central Valley the winds died down and it was a smooth flight at 10,000 feet. ATC kept me well east of the Bay area in San Francisco/Oakland airspace, but I was still able to see the San Francisco skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. I landed at the Charlie Schultz Airport in Santa Rosa. The nearest aviation intersection is called SNUPY!!